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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of the Americans on the board, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great one and eat lots of turkey and bear. Wink

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

To all of the Americans on the board, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great one and eat lots of turkey and beer. Wink

Fixed that for you Smile

Happy Thanksgiving, ladies. I want a full recep on your meals tonight or tomorrow.

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Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I was host to about 22 people. Everything turned out well except for the gravy and I ran out of cranberry sauce.

PS. Anyone have a fool proof way to make gravy? I have been trying FOR TEN YEARS to get it right. I mess it up every time.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I was host to about 22 people. Everything turned out well except for the gravy and I ran out of cranberry sauce.

PS. Anyone have a fool proof way to make gravy? I have been trying FOR TEN YEARS to get it right. I mess it up every time.

Mix your corn startch with cold milk before adding it to hot liquid .. no starchy lumps Smile

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I was host to about 22 people. Everything turned out well except for the gravy and I ran out of cranberry sauce.

PS. Anyone have a fool proof way to make gravy? I have been trying FOR TEN YEARS to get it right. I mess it up every time.

just get the mix lol!

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

just get the mix lol!

Yes, but it just bothers me that I can't make it. The back story is when Daniel and I were first married almost ten years ago his favorite dish was chicken and gravy over biscuits. Being a new bride and wanting to please my new husband I tried making it for him. He being a new groom that did not know any better said "But it doesn't take like when my mom makes it". It did not go over very well. The next time MIL came to visit she bought all the stuff to make it and said she would teach me. I still could not make it. 10 YEARS LATER after having trying everything I still can not do it. Much to my MIL's delight. Now, I do make chicken and gravy all the time, but not from scratch.

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I have had the same issue! my MIL is wonderful and a super cook, but unless I have her recipe I can't do it, and she usually forgets her recipe... LOL I have gotten a couple from her though but they were through allrecipes.com I can't do the turkey gravy as I cooked one turkey too high of heat one year to crisp it up, and it burnt the non-stick off (in flakes) so the drippings would have the flakes in it. Good luck!

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If it's a matter of lumps, we run ours through the blender first. Smile I cannot, for the life of me, recreate my mom's awesome gravy, but she swears by Kitchen Bouquet Browning and Seasoning Sauce.

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I had no lumps. It just would not thicken for anything.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I had no lumps. It just would not thicken for anything.

OH, there I cannot help you. I had the same problem the other year and it just got gross. Do you add Cream of anything soup? We use mushroom or celery.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I had no lumps. It just would not thicken for anything.

What was your base and did you do a proper measure? I tbsp of starch to 1 cup of liquid

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I had no lumps. It just would not thicken for anything.

Equal portions of butter and flour or corn starch (roux) in the pot (2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of flour or corn starch per cup of broth), stir until it melts into a paste. Gently add a cup of broth, (a bit at first while whisking) to continue to produce even texture. Add remaining broth, salt and pepper to taste, and heat until it's still a bit on the runny side (residue left on the spoon but still easily drips away). Remove from heat as the gravy will continue to thicken and serve.

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"BFrantz" wrote:

What was your base and did you do a proper measure? I tbsp of starch to 1 cup of liquid

I followed my Betty Crocker cook book recipe to the T. 2tbl drippings and 2tbl flour mixed to gether until smooth. Add 4 cups of water and stir.

Thanks for the tips though. I am determined to get it right eventually.

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In the future, get one of your Canadian friends to send you a box of Bisto. It's a British, seasoned cornstarch and it is a cooking miracle. Really.

I throw it into all my gravys and sauces. And a little goes a long way in a stir-fry.

Cooking miracle. Smile

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